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(p. 1) Introduction 

(p. 1) Introduction
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(p. 1) Introduction
Author(s):

Sudie E. Back

, Edna B. Foa

, Therese K. Killeen

, Katherine L. Mills

, Maree Teesson

, Bonnie Dansky Cotton

, Kathleen M. Carroll

, and Kathleen T. Brady

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199334513.003.0001
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date: 16 November 2019

Chapter 1 presents background information on the characteristics of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD), and discusses why the two disorders often coincide. The chapter also outlines Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and how it works, the background to the COPE program and what it that program will involve.

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